Daily Archives: November 28, 2015

ON TO WASHINGTON DC IN 2016 , FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY

JFAV Lobby, 2013 For Immediate Release
Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV)
Contact; Arturo P.Garcia
November 27, 2015

ON TO WASHINGTON DC IN 2016 , FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY

Los AngelesON TO THE US CONGRESS, LOBBY FOR HR 2766, the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2015.

The Justice For Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) announced today that it will go to the US Congress next year to lobby for HR 2766- the Filipino Veterans Fair Act of 2015 sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier of California.

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, “ As of now, there are only 36 Representatives who have co-sponsored HR 2766. We need to move it up .

For the last 23 years, JFAV has been lobbying for different benefits and equity rights for the 250,000 Filipino World War II Veterans who were disenfranchised by the unjust Rescission Act of 1946 passed by the 79th US Congress.”

Fundraising and Donations

JFAV has launched several fund-raising campaigns from December 2015 to January 2016 to send veterans, widows and community with youth leaders to lobby in US Congress next year 2016.

To sent your donation please send checks, money order or any amount .please write in the check/money order or cash to:

People’s CORE
1610 Beverly Blvd. Suite No.2
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Write in memo. Jfav donations
Note; Amounts of 50 dollars or more are tax-deductible.

JFAV Lobby in the US Congress,2013

Target Lobby by 2016

Garcia added, “It was an uphill fight and like pulling teeth, each and every veterans benefits bill was like a baby step that the US Congress have granted since 1989.

But up to now, the military pensions  and even the lump sum that the Filipino Veterans deserve has not been given by the US Congress and the DVA  even if there are only 28,000 veterans still living and 68,000 survivors still waiting for their benefits.

Garcia also said, “Out of the 46,000 veterans who claimed for lump sum, the DVA only gave out 18,000 claims. More than 25,000 claims were denied by the DVA.

The GOP also has been blocking the Filipino Veterans bill ever since. In 2013, Rep. Jeffrey Miller of Florida , Veterans Committee Chair in the House, promised JFAV a hearing but reneged on his promise when he won his seat in the contested elections in his district.

For more information please call (213)241-0995 in Los Angeles and (206)851-2276 in San Francisco for moreinformation. Also check the jfav website at www.jfavusa.org.

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